The best recommendation my doctor had for me was to drink milk and take Fosamax.

Those are two things I wouldn’t wish on anyone who is actually dealing with, or in fear of osteoporosis or even osteopenia.

Luckily, there are some doctors who “get it.” They haven’t fallen for the slick marketing of the drug companies who really would lose out big if people discovered real and safe alternatives to their drugs.

Dr. Salter, a world renowned Orthopedic Surgeon, professor, author, and scientist, was one of these doctors who “gets it.” I wish I had been cared for by someone like him.

But as fate would have it, we would end up meeting… but under much difference circumstances…

Today I want to tell you a story about a very well known doctor, Dr. Robert B. Salter.

Now Most People Will Probably Not Recognize His Name

Despite his many accomplishments… despite his naming as one of the 10 most outstanding scientists of the past 80 years… despite his induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Dr. Robert B. Salter, who passed away in 2010, was everything my doctor wasn’t when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Dr. Salter was smart, he was open-minded, and best of all, he wasn’t brainwashed by Big Pharma. He couldn’t have been, and you’ll see why in just a moment.

When I was first told about my osteoporosis, I began a period of intense work (you are very motivated when your health is in jeopardy) and research that led me through hundreds of journal studies and other medical research.

I slowly found the truth I needed to avoid the dangerous drugs and strengthen my bones the natural way. Those countless hours of research saved my health, preserved my future, and eventually became the foundation for the Osteoporosis Reversal Program.

A Tragic Loss Brought Us Together

I will never forget the email I received a few years ago. This will probably surprise you as much as it surprised me back then: it was from Robina Salter, Dr. Salter’s wife.

She reached out to me because her sister had succumbed to the ravages of osteoporosis, and worse, she had suffered horrendous side effects from the drugs she had taken to “cure” it. I was heartbroken to hear her very sad story.

Robina was – and still is – mourning the loss of her sister. But now, as she looks into the future, she knows that an osteoporosis diagnosis doesn’t have to destroy lives. And she hopes that what happened to her sister will never, ever happen to anyone else.

Since then, our friendship has blossomed. Soon after she contacted me for the first time, I submitted the program for Dr. Salter to review, and here was his reply:

“Having read the excellent program entitled, The Osteoporosis Reversal Program by Vivian Goldschmidt MA, I am pleased to recommend it as essential reading for all persons involved with preventing and treating osteoporosis.”

Dr. Robert B. Salter, MD, CC, OOnt, FRSC, FRCSC, FACS, Canada

I tell you this because osteopenia and osteoporosis are serious. And if you attempt to deal with them according to the recommendations of Mainstream Medicine, there’s a good chance that you will suffer.

And I don’t wish that for anyone. My diagnosis experience was awful, and I consider myself lucky to have found the natural solution early on.

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  1. Grethe Thomson

    I am so disappointed that after several emails to the effect that in spite of having paid for the Save our Bones, I have still not received it after several weeks

    From disappointed

    • Ellen

      Did you receive the course?

      • kathy smith

        It is not a book you get in the mail it is a program file you download to your computer and read it from there. I waited and waited also, but it is not a book, it is a course on your downloads.

  2. Patricia

    I was told I have osteoporosis after having a DEXA scan. I had ankle fracture in February, I fell missing a step. Therefore orthopedic sent me for a scan. I had to have surgery that has been another nightmare. Doctor said my bones felt soft for a person my age. I’m 53 and I was shocked when they told me osteoporosis. They had me do many lab test and everything is in the normal range. I have done lots of research after nurse called and said ” we couldn’t find any other reason, so I’m ordering meds” . I have chosen not to take meds after I read all the side effects. I would be interested to know what would be another reason for having had an abnormal reading on DEXA scan.

    • Karla

      Patricia I hope you found your answer. If not I’ll tell you what I recently learned. You can have a normal serum calcium level yet your dexa scan can indicate osteoporosis. What most people are unaware of is the parathyroids. Four little glands in the neck area that control and regulate the calcium in our bodies. There is a condition called hyperparathyroid. You will have a normal calcium level but be osteoporotic. If you do not have the gland taken out you will continue to have osteoporosis no matter what medicines or supplements you take. The test for that is the PTH for the parathyroid. That information should be able to help your doctor and yourself to figure out what you need to do to turn your osteoporosis around. I just found all this information in my research since I’m in the same position and I have a medical background so I knew the questions to ask and was able to ask why could it be possible that I would have normal blood level and still be so osteoporotic and that’s where the answer popped up

  3. rejeanne bizier

    hi Vivian i have your book for a longtime i use to read your e-mail all the time til i change my e- mail i find you now i am happy…..please get me on the list i like read it excuse the way a right a am from Canada i been hire longtime but not muth progress…….want to think you for your supper work helping all the ladys wonderful work keep it up think you Rejeanne Bizier

  4. D.M.C.

    Hi Viki,
    Though your post is several years old, I agree with you. I agree totally with your thoughts on this. I was thinking the very same things as you as I read through these posts. I’m not paying for this when I can do the research myself. I can also seek out a doctor that shares my beliefs in more natural and holistic approaches to care. I am a nurse and would be happy to give to others, for free, any knowledge I had or have for the benefit of others. Never should anyone charge for life saving information. For them to write a book that discusses their research and sell it is one thing and rightfully so for the time and work put into it. But to advertise as she has here, start a blog and provide no help or answers to those suffering and as you say cannot afford the book is unethical. The blog should be here to provide the information and answers to help others. Then she can offer the book for further detail and information for those that wish to purchase it. We can all do our own research and join together and share our findings and experiences to support one another and it’s free, supportive and inspiring. All the best to you.

  5. Danaellen

    I have been following your program for five years. My hips have shown constant improvement (now normal) but my spine keeps getting worse t score is now -1.9.

    What possible explanation for my hips getting strong and
    continuous bone loss in the spine? Take no meds for anything. 67year old female

    • Nina

      I’m very curious about the reply for your spine continuing decline. Nina

  6. rick

    My son is 16 years old, plays high school football and drinks a ton of milk (40 ounces a day) with his protein shakes to put on weight. In two years he has broken his femur (last year) and tibia his freshman year. Do you think the milk might be causing it?

  7. Pat N

    I am a 65 year old white female, normal weight, I went for a dextrascan and they ask height, which I thought was 5’8, but was told I was 5’7..test results were osteopenia. I am not sure how to judge the results, isn’t some minor bone loss normal as we age. I will see an ortho end of the month and get a clear interpretation of what the results mean. Any guidance.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You’re on the right track, Pat. I encourage you to search this site for “osteopenia” (and any other bone health topic!) to learn more as you develop your personal bone health philosophy and move forward with it.

  8. Marene Hanson

    This is a round about way I think. I was a patient of Dr. Salter. I know many have special tales of his “miracles” performed. Tales of lives profoundly changed as mine was. I’ll leave it at this, a life in a wheelchair to a life as an emergency room nurse.
    I spent today reading about him and reading his wife’s blog. Why, I don’t know. Just remembering with a full heart. Please tell her that he hasn’t been forgotten. He’s still talked about and loved. I still tell others the wonderful part of my life that belongs to him. I hope she is well and happy.
    Hope you don’t mind my using you as a pathway to her. Tell her also how often he lovingly spoke of her. He gave me a copy of her book and his that are now at home in the Garceau library at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
    Thank you.
    Marene

  9. corinna

    Hi,
    Last autum i was diagnosed with advanced Osteoporosis;
    -4,3 as a sum total of L1-4 8L4 -5.1….)
    Hip: -2,7
    I am only 57!
    Since 2 years i have a almost cronic gluteo and hip mucles inflammation and so all efforts to do Physio or exercises failed, too much pain!
    I want to try your method,but like to know if i have a chance and how i reach to start exercise???
    Also i like to know if at this stage bone cells still can renew, or if my only chance are Bisphosfonates, witch surly i won’t support… Also have only 1 kidney and old Hep. C
    gallstones and a very delicate stomac…
    As you can see a very complex situation, goes without saying Doctors kill me with fear-waves…
    I really need advise and hope you send me a mail as soon as possible Vivian!!!!
    Thanks Corinna.
    P.s. Would you send True Osteo to Switzerland??

    • Brenda

      Hi Corinna, I was reading your comment on the Save Our Bones site. I have a similar situation to yours. Did you receive a reply or have you found anything that is helping you? What is your status now? Hope you are better.
      Brenda

  10. Priscila

    Dear Vivian,
    I just purchased your program. I am looking forward to seeing what you suggest since I am 68 have been “diagnosed” with Osteopenia and just had my first hip replacement. I have a suggestion for you. I would like to see you respond in a more scientific manner to some of the comments. I understand your need to “coach” in a positive manner, but some of these women are suffering and you have not responded to them—at least on these threads. Being a life coach myself the way you respond would provide me with more trust in your program if you answered in more specific ways. Thank you.

    • Victoria

      I totally agree! I was going to say the same thing. I’m glad you Priscila did say something. It’s like nobody is there or really cares and if I have a question it probably won’t get answered either so I probably won’t get the course.
      The lady that said she never got her program never got a response. Where’s the support?
      I have a lot of the same issues as Corina including one Kidney from birth, can’t take medicine and until I read the article I didn’t know that I was taking Evista under the name RaloxiIfene. I too haven’t been able to exercise due to severe bursitis and Piriformis.
      I would like to read the information in the book and try the program but because of a lack of response to the questions here on this forum leaving me skeptical.

    • Kate Madison

      Dear Vivian-

      I agree with Priscilla (letter above). I am a mental health professional, who has been diagnosed with osteopenia, and see that you are taking the “coaching” and supportive approach. I would like to see scientific data and the background, education and hospital affiliations of the doctors you cite. I need more specificity from you before I sign on on to anything. Also, you do not mention $$$ once, so it sounds like everything is free. I know that is not possible. Please give a brief outline of expenses involved in joining your program.

  11. Jan

    I just found out that I have osteoporosis and I am scared to death!!! I have so many other health issues and it’s very hard to exercise -causes a lot of pain. Please give me suggestions.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Welcome, Jan! You are in the right place. 🙂 My first suggestion is to do exactly what you are doing – take your bone health into your own hands and learn as much as you can. Please take advantage of all the free information on this site, and keep doing your research!

  12. Gwen

    I was diagnosed with osteoporosis when I was 45 I am now 73 since then I have had 5 fractures in the lower spine and 5 years ago had a kyphoplasty op so my lower back is now fused I have had 4 years of denenusaub infusions which seamed to help but was taken of them last year since then my hips and back are giving me a lot of pain and even morphine does not ease the pain. I am now waiting for another DEZA scan.

  13. Gwen

    I have read all the comments that have been made, but when you are in constant pain you do tend to listen to the dr, I am 72 and gave severe osteoporosis which gas resulted in me having 5 fractures in the lower spine and now my hips are giving me a lot of pain also T1O Is now giving me problems. I was on denenusaub infusions twice a year for 4 years but now just rely on pain killers and so times morphine. Can you recommend anything that will make my life easier.

  14. gail roberts

    hello, everyone.
    i bought vivian’s book the other day and found it enlightening and empowering. however, i did some more research into the alkaline/acidic diet theory and came upon this article:
    http://sciencebasedpharmacy.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/your-urine-is-not-a-window-to-your-body-ph-balancing-a-failed-hypothesis/
    i would like to have your feedback on this…
    best,
    gail

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Gail,
      Many scientists agree with the now proven scientific fact that pH levels have a huge effect in the body, beyond the urine. World-renowned scientists and doctors like Lynda Frassetto, Debbie Sellmeyer, and many others from around the world not only believe that foods have an effect on pH levels; they also study it in depth.

      The article you posted does mention how the body has natural buffers, and that’s precisely why a more alkalizing diet is healthful. The body doesn’t have to work so hard to compensate and keep balance. And given the prevalence of a highly acidifying in today’s Western culture, the body’s buffers get depleted.

      • Sharon

        Hi
        How do u get this pill out of your body I only have taken 3 of the alondrate and my left jaw is killing me I can’t sleep I am also on a cancer pill oncologist told me I have to take this alondrate because arimidex takes the estrogen and vit c out of my body I take vit c and 4,000 units of vit d 3 now

  15. Lucas

    with you! If what’s best is so easy and simple, then just share it with desperate people. Or just state you’re not after a difficult FDA approval proprocess necessary to get a new drug to market . And while I agree with your premise of avoiding drugs for this condition, you’re really no better than the drug pushers when it comes to making a buck- above all
    else. This detracts from your message, whether good or bad and sends one off in other directions for answers.

    • Danaellen

      Why shouldn’t she make a buck? She earned it and nobody is forcing anyone to buy it. People do not work for free.

    • KimiW

      More freebie entitlement zombies walking with stiff-legs and arms? probably taking meds that cost them at least a co-pay through insurance….and pain, as the osteoarthritis continues to eat away at you AND they continue to eat the food that turns bones to butter.
      Save the money on the poor diet, save the money from co-pay for a year on the meds and buy the book only once. Then start putting the cash from subsequent months “in your pocket”!
      Stop crying about not knowing what you didn’t know before. Kudos to Vivian Goldschmidt, for taking the bull by the horns and then sharing her victorious spoils. I mean be honest – if it was your monumental effort, your findings would be worth at least that, no?
      Grow up and own your solutions!! …visualize strength, NOT consuming chemicals and feeling your body alive again.
      I’m no more than another duped patient (til now!) but can see that it’s just a matter of self-education, a lot of willpower and some perseverance. And like when you were little, putting your change into your pink piggy bank until you come up with the whopping $67 (!)
      So give up on not just the wine, but also the whine ~ we owe it to our osteoporotic selves! Puh-leeeze.

  16. Joy

    I had a compression fracture of T12 and L1 right after I finished six months of chemo in March.The doctor told me today I must have Actonel if I won’t take the Forteo. My hips are -5 and L1 is -4. They said my hips were the worst case they’d ever seen and that I could have a lethal fracture at any moment. She actually jumped all over me when I said I didn’t want to take them. I am down to 82 pounds since the chemo, surgeries and the fracture. They are scaring me to death. I don’t want to take those drugs but they claim I am at very high risk for another fracture and death. How do you deal with that? How quickly would your program begin to rebuild bones? And how long does it take before one is not at such high risk for another fracture?
    Thank you.

  17. Miriam

    I have been taking for the last few years the following drugs : Boniva about a year and then altevia maybe for about the same time with no improvement in my bone density and actually worsened My doctor told me I must do something so I started taking Forteo for the last 6 months, stopping it after the first month for about a month because of strong hip discomfort. I started it again and had some muscle aches but dealt with it. I stopped it about 2 and half weeks ago, found your sight and have been researching it more. I am very worried and nervous now that I have harmed myself even if I never take drugs again. I heard that the drugs stay in your system long term like 15 years. Could I still get negative reactions and side effects even if I stop it now? And has my body stopped naturally doing what it needs to promote bone? And will my efforts now in following a natural program like yours work? I am very nervous and worried now that did a stupid thing my taking those drugs. I am 61 years old and in great health and very physically fit, exercising, eating healthy, etc. I would greatly appreciate your response to this. Thank you,

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Don’t worry, Miriam – your body was designed for health, not disease, and it’s never too late to embrace a drug-free, natural approach to bone health. So when you treat your body right (as you are now), it can heal itself; and cells do regenerate. While the timing varies, at some point, healthy bone remodeling will resume. So, like many others that have overcome the digestive issues and swallowing problems caused by the drugs, the odds are in your favor. 🙂

  18. Lynn

    My doctors disgust me – my Gyno P.A. is in her 30’s and has no clue what it’s like to go through menopause nor have Osteoporosis. My other two doctors are men and they cannot even agree on the dangers of these awful poisonous drugs! One said to take them; the other said not to.

    I fell off my bike almost a year ago and broke my right hip and it’s all been downhill since. I was told it was MY fault as I had refused to take Fosteum or Fosamax.

    So then I was given Forteo to inject into myself daily, for 2 years max (otherwise I “may” get bone cancer!). After a week of the shots I woke up screaming from pain in my left hip. It’s been 9 days since I stopped the shots but I still have pain and numbness in my hip amd back and sleep for hours. I haven’t told the doctor as I don’t wish to be chastised again as if I am a stupid child.

    I know that Vivian did a lot of valuable research that I haven’t the energy to myself, so I will gladly pay $67 for her book.

    Thank you.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Lynn, I am so sorry to hear about your fracture, but overjoyed that you have found the Save Our Bones community. And remember, no one can “make” you take any drug that you’re not comfortable with. You are an adult who is fully capable of making her own bone health decisions! And you’re starting by doing your research – good for you. 🙂

  19. Olivia Merriman

    I was dioasnoed with osteopenia about a year ago.Im taken vitimn d tablets every day.Im drinking loads of milk.Eating healthy.The other day I got out of the car and I could not move.The Pain up all my left hand side was killing me.I took panadol & was in bed for 2 days with the pain.I don’t no what I did if I pulled a muscle or something.My left hand side is still a bit sore not as bed.I have been keeping an eye on it.Is this normal.As I never experienced anything like this before.

  20. Feona

    After 20+ years of DEXA scans I’ve now told my consultant that I won’t be going any more. Why? Because everything that she suggested until recently has been bisphosphonates of various kinds and/or calcium and vitamin D. Last time I went, she admitted that all of these – with the possible exception of vit D – weren’t doing any good and the side effects of bisphosphonates were appalling. I did try three infusions of Pamidronate (UK name) about 8 years ago and felt increasingly ill, so I stopped them. Now she agrees I was right to do so! I’m so relieved that I won’t have to go to that clinic any more – it was always a horrendous experience anyway, hanging about in the hospital where the appointment was never on time and arguing with the consultant when I did get to see her.

    I found the strength to do this partly by reading your website, Vivian, and partly because I’ve also started cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for severe anxiety and depression. Not out of the woods quite yet, but the increased confidence from the therapy and the knowledge I’m gaining from you make me feel much happier already.

  21. Cathy

    Viviani was diagnosed with osteoporosis and I also have the arthritis called anklosing spondylitis where my vertabra’s fuse together. My thoughts are do I really have osteoporosis or is the arthritis making it look like osteoporosis. Do you know anything about have these two diagnosis’ together. I already have compression fractures. They want me to go on medication. I would like to buy your book but not sure if it will help me. Could you please comment on this. Really worried

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Cathy, no one knows your body as well as you do! And just because “they” want you to go on medication, you are not obligated to do so unless you deem it necessary. You are already asking an excellent question about whether or not you truly have osteoporosis given your condition. I encourage you to research, gather as much information about your condition as you can, and move forward as you see fit. 🙂 Keep questioning!

  22. Rita Moir

    Hi Vivien
    Can I order a Kindle version of your book as easier to read and more cost effective than paying for shipping. Eager to start the programme but cant afford to pay exchange rate costs etc as the S African Rand is so low at the moment.

    Regards
    Rita Moir ( Durban : S. Africa )

  23. Malcolm

    Viki:

    I think Vivian has worked very hard creating a Web site and products that are worth the investment. And she gives away a free ebook too. You evidently have no idea of the work involved and the time expended to create something like she has. If you think you can find better information elsewhere, then look elsewhere. Otherwise stop complaining.

  24. valerie

    I was diagnosed with osteoporosis 2 weeks ago. I want to buy your book because I am deathly scared to take the fossamax I was prescribed. I’m taking vitamin d and calcium right now. I am going to purchase Save our Bones at the end of this month. Natural seems better to me then taking bad medication

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Glad to see you in the community, Valerie! Don’t be scared – you’re making the most important decision for your bones you could possibly make! 🙂

  25. Cindy

    Hi Viki,

    I know this comment is a year late as I’m just discovering it,however, I have to say that i totally disagree with you. She does not claim to be a dr, but she is a person that spent a lot of her time and money researching information for her health and she feels it will be beneficial to others. She has knowledge and first hand experience and she should get paid for all the time and effort she put into
    This. $67 is nothing compared to the co pays that many of the traditional
    Drugs on the market. And the money saved in taking the junk food out of your diet like wine,sodas and such can pay for the program in no time. This is your life and you can’t blame someone else for not giving you something for free fir your health.

  26. E. Jablonski

    Good Morning Vivian,

    E. Jablonski, age is 54 years old.

    I have been taking 50mcg levothyroixne over 12 years for Hypo. I was diagnosised with osteopanie way back in 2009 and started taking boniva for 3 years. I stopped the medication on my own due to serious muscle pain.

    On Sept. 2013, I was diagnosised with osteopanie on the femoral neck t-score -1.9, and osteporotic AP spine t-score -2.7. DOCTOR insisted I get back on Boniva (started taking boniva Oct. 2013). Went to another doctor and the Doctor told me to stop taking boniva and prescribed fasomax…..(which, I declined to take due to reading the serious side effects and ALL the side effects I was encountering).

    I took my last boniva pill last month (Feb. 2014); I order your book and following your natural recommendations, DAILY!

    HOWEVER, the problem I am now encountering is especially at night and during the day are: Rapid or irregular heartbeat from my head, spine, to my legs, and nervousness, and sleeplessness.
    I read the side effects of taking levothyroixne which include:
    General:fatigue, increased appetite, weight loss, heat intolerance, fever, excessivesweating;
    Central nervous system: headache,hyperactivity, nervousness, anxiety, irritability, emotional lability,insomnia;
    Musculoskeletal: tremors, muscle weakness;
    Cardiovascular: palpitations, tachycardia,arrhythmias, increased pulse and blood pressure, heart failure, angina,myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest;
    Respiratory: dyspnea;
    Gastrointestinal: diarrhea, vomiting,abdominal cramps and elevations in liver function tests;
    Dermatologic: hair loss, flushing;
    Endocrine: decreased bone mineral density;
    Reproductive: menstrual irregularities,impaired fertility

    My blood work on 2/3/14, T4 Free 1.4 and T3 Free 2.7 , the doctor told me to CONTINUE taking Levothyroine due to in range scores……(And, I am still taking levothyroixne every day).

    Also, I started taking TrueOsteo advanced bone support dietary supplement (starting this supplement on less recommended dosage).

    WOULD YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS ON TAKING LEVOTHYROIXNE……I WANT TO STOP TAKING THIS MEDICATION. BUT MY DOCTOR TOLD ME I COULD HAVE REAL SERIOUS RESULTS “””IF I STOP”””” even though long term side effects of taking levothyroixne is decreased bone mineral density;

    Scared to death…..PLEASE HELP, with recommendation on taking natural supplements instead of taking levothyroixne?

    E. Jablonski

    • Carolyn

      I have been on levo-thyrox. for 40+ years. The side effects you are referencing are those you often get when you are replacing too much thyroid. These are the same symptoms that someone has when he is hyper thyroid. Your thyroid levels may be approaching that. I would never stop talking levo without consulting with a good endocronologist. You may find that she would prescribe cutting the dose. I am not a medical provider, just a long-time patient.

    • Malcolm

      I found Dr. David Brownstein’s information on the thyroid to be excellent. He is certainly not a fan of levothyroxine (Synthroid). Neither is Dr. Davis, author of Wheat Belly. They seem to say that levothyroxine affects T4, but it is the T3 component that is the active form of the hormone. So why use a drug that doesn’t even go where it counts, so to speak? I would suggest you google Dr. David Brownstein and if you like what you see, order his thyroid book and his iodine book.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Thanks for writing in, E! I am sure you know this, but I am not a doctor. 🙂 I do advocate making your own health choices, and I believe that the decision to take drugs or not take them is entirely up to the individual. But I can’t advise you as to your particular case. I hope you have a naturally-minded doctor you can talk to help you come up with a treatment plan you’re comfortable with!

  27. Kim

    Vivian- you have an ‘MA’ in what?

  28. Kim lord

    I’m newly diagnosed with osteopenia. My doctor has done Several tests and it appears I’m l losing bone density at a relatively rapid rate .
    My mom has severe osteoporosis . I do not wish to go through what she has experienced in her 91 years. Hip and pelvic fractures.
    She has always eaten healthy but for 15 years of her life drank more than moderate amounts of alcohol and coffee.
    I am new to this site and I’m very open-minded and very afraid of the drugs side effects recommended by my current physician.
    I’m hoping to find new knowledge besides what I already know …sunlight vitamin D supplements -calcium magnesium -dark green leafy vegetables -I teach Zumba -I hike -I do weight training and have been extremely active over 30 years. Alcohol intake is mild (one glass of wine a day) and caffeine..one cup of yerba mate every morning.
    I will thoroughly read through your info!!

    Thank you!
    Kimberly

  29. Leslie Bradley

    I did Forteo for 3 years when it first came out ! I am still at Ostepenia and not sure what path to take .. I am very active and when I turned 50 I broke my arm then my foot and my hand. I had very hard falls … they recommended Forteo and it seemed to work I also did HCH ( For about 3 years ) We went on to Actonel then Fossomax !!! ( good news is I forgot to take it quite a few times )
    Then I stopped taking Fossomax because I had a tooth implant and was told the bone would not graft the implant. Well then why would it help me build my bones !! I discovered your book and hope this works !! HELP

    • lorraine hoegl actonel

      thanx my curiosity is getting the best of me dealing with a 96 yr old mother with diagnosis for sometime she has fallen had surgery now diagnosed with atrial fib put on a most recent blood thinner for fear of stroke….seems to be a continual learning curve here’re medications she is no longer on a sleeping pill anxiety pill and an antidepressant imperative i take care of my own health as am in a care taking role with 2ageing parents Iam knowing/feelingconcern re actonel I pray for courage and strength to move forward and make the right decision

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Welcome, Leslie! I don’t blame you for stopping the Fosamax – it is notorious for affecting jaw health. 🙁 I am glad you have the information offered in the Program at your disposal, though! It’s ever too late to start your journey to drug-free bone health. 🙂

  30. Marilynn

    Is there any chance that your book will be for sale the bookstores or on Amazon. Am on a vey tight budget

    • Shana

      Can I get a book version of it.

  31. e t bowers

    Please comment on the drug euflexxa

  32. Sue

    I can’t believe some comments on here criticise Vivian for making money. First, she gives a lot away anyway (knowledge and support). How can anyone seriously expect her to “give away” her book? She worked for it, did the research – in her own time I would guess. People should be grateful she has gone to the effort so they don’t have to!

  33. Jinny Lamont

    Dear Vivien,

    I want to sincerely thank you for your Osteoporosis Reversal Program. It’s become my program and my health has improved in many ways in addition to my bones. I appreciate the hard work you do and want to tell you what a wonderful teacher you are!

    Also, I’d like to tell you that I met Dr. Salter a number of years ago at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He was performing an operation on a young boy with cancer- he had invented the procedure just for him. Amazingly, I was his scrub nurse that day. What a thrill for me and what a beautiful person he was, in many ways!

  34. viki

    ps. i once asked sam harris to send me his essay on lying free. and he did. it has 20 pages. i am asking susan to do the same,write a shorter verson of the book online so that everybody can download it. but then she will not make money on selling her book. but sam harris didnt care about it when he sent me his essay on lying to download,which i did. so now i know sam harris is not a businessman but a neuroschientist,and susan goldschmidt is just a businesswoman. pity again.

    • Danaellen

      There is no such thing as a free lunch. People don’t work for free. Vivian deserves every penny she makes.

    • Sharon Hallowes

      Viki what have you done for anyone lately?

      • Belinda Oliver

        This looks to me like entitlement mentality.

  35. MARENE Hanson

    I was looking around on the Net today. I was looking to see if any buildings had been named after Dr Salter. I en outages Sick Kids to name a new wing after him
    I am writing on an iPod but if you want to hear fabulous things about this so dear genius of a man let me know. He changed my whole life starting in 1971. He always said “friends for life” and he meant it. I’m hate that he is gone. The only dr I have encountered who is even close in personality is Dr Ben Carson.
    Anyway stumbled across your info and was glad to see someone praising this wonderful peaceful man. Robin must miss him so. Have you read her book?

    Sincerely MARENE Hanson

  36. myrtle

    HELLO VIVIAN;

    WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF :OSTEO BI-FLEX IS GOOD FOR YOUR BONES?

    I NOTICED IN A DRUG STORE IT HAS GLUCOSAMINE CONDROITINE MSM

    5-IOXIN ADVANCED PER DOSE. HELPS TO MAINTAIN JOINT & CARTILAGE HEALTH.

    THANK YOU.

    M.B.

    V

  37. minnie

    Thank you so much for giving us assurance that persons w/ osteoporosis problem still have bright future through your Osteoporosis Reversal Program. Honestly i feel some health improvement since i started the suggested diet & exercise w/out any medicines. I just wish & pray to know more from your unconditional knowledge sharing… God bless

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You are most welcome, Minnie! It really means a lot to me to hear how the Program is helping people. Thank you for sharing!

  38. Theresa Erney

    I was recently diagnosed with Osteoporosis by a PA after a recent DEXA. I was so upset at the findings as I am an active person, hiking, yoga, horseback riding, and avid gardener, I could not believe it. I am 65 years old, short and small framed and of normal weight, do not smoke, and no family history. She put me on new drug, Atelvia, once weekly 35mg dose. I took first pill on Monday and Tuesday woke up with strong stomach pain. The pain continued to get worse, with dry mouth, no siliva and strong cramps. I waited it out until Thursday with no relief and finally called her office, her nurse finally called me back the next day and said to wait one week and take the pill again that I probably had a stomach virus. This was no stomach virus! I told her I could not go through that again, she said I’m sorry but that is what the PA relayed to her . I said thank you and hung up the phone in tears, then got on the Internet to do research on my own and found this program. The book came today and I am so excited to get started on this program. I am so hopeful this will put me on the path to rebuilding my bones. I have been a vegetarian for 20 years but do eat some eggs and some fish. Could this have contributed to my problem? Do you have any similar reports with the drug Atelvia? Love to hear from others with the same experiences.

  39. Carole

    What is your opinion of the injectible drug Forteo?

    • Pat S

      When my GYN NP recommended this, I listened but when I heard one of the sick effects was “gone cancer” – that did it for me. No way would I take this!!!! My husband agreed 100%. She told me her own mother took the shots but that still didn’t convince me!

      • Pat S

        Should be BONE CANCER (not gone cancer)

  40. Clinton

    No discussion of osteoporosis is complete without mentioning magnesium and DOGTORJ.

  41. Dorothy Lutz

    Thank you for your book. I changed my email address to this one. Dorothy Lutz

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